Former Lingua Manager
Latest posts by Mohamed ElGohary
Law 140: Eavesdropping on Lebanon
Lebanon’s Surveillance Law guarantees the right to privacy across all means of electronic communication -- unfortunately, authorities violate this law on a regular basis.
Syria: Tal al-Molouhi, a 19-year-old female blogger in jail for almost a year
Tal al-Molouhi, a Syrian blogger, was arrested by Syrian state security agents for posting poems on her blog about Palestine. Till now she is detained with no charges and no trial, whereabouts unknown, that her mother has appealed the Syrian president for her release. The Arabic blogosphere is calling for support.
Bahrain: Ali Abdulemam, blogger and Global Voices contributor arrested
Ali Abdulemam, a leading Bahraini blogger and Global Voices Advocacy author, was arrested earlier today by the Bahraini authorities for allegedly spreading “false news” on BahrainOnline.org portal, one of the most popular pro-democracy outlets in Bahrain, amidst the worst sectarian crackdown by the government in years. The BahrainOnline portal is censored in Bahrain. He sent an email earlier today mentioning that he got a call from the Bahraini national security just before his arrest, then arrested him and alleged that he was trying to flee.
USA: Wikileaks representative detained
Jacob Appelbaum, a representative of Wikileaks, has been detained for 3 hours by US agents at the borders after returning from Holland trip. Recently Wikileaks published more than 90,000 leaked classified U.S. military documents. These documents reportedly reveal hidden details of the Afghanistan war.
Egypt: Activist arrested for running a Facebook group – Released
An Egyptian activist is arrested for running a Facebook group supporting Mohamed ElBaradie for running for Presidency. Police are holding him without a charge.